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Last updated: 3 June 2020
Datum:Freitag 13 Juli 1979
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3-313
Fluggesellschaft:M.J. Supply Inc.
Kennzeichen: N21782
Werknummer: 2170
Baujahr: 1939
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Belle Glade, FL (   USA)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Flug von:Saint Louis (unknown airport), MO, USA
Flug nach:Boca Raton Public Airport, FL (BCT/KBCT), USA
A Douglas DC-3, registration N21782, was damaged beyond repair in a forced landing near Belle Glade, Florida.
The airplane was being ferried from Saint Louis to Boca Raton when it ran out of fuel. When both engines flamed out, a forced landing was carried out on a field with high vegetation. The DC-3 nosed down.

Probable Cause:

pilot in command - inadequate preflight preparation and/or planning
pilot in command - mismanagement of fuel
miscellaneous acts,conditions - miscalculated fuel consumption
miscellaneous acts,conditions - fuel exhaustion
powerplant - powerplant-instruments: fuel quantity gauge
miscellaneous acts,conditions - improper alignment/adjustment
terrain - high vegetation



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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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